Online Casino News Roundup: November 2013
November 2013 online casino news saw plenty of action as two more US states launched regulated igaming. It’s a big move for the igaming industry that’s being watched closely from all corners of the globe.
Here are a few of the big igaming stories that made headlines in November, 2013.
Delaware Launches Regulated iGaming – Delaware quietly launched the USA’s first regulated online casino gaming suite at the beginning of the month. First State gamblers can play roulette and blackjack online, but sports betting wasn’t included in the deal.
New Jersey Launches Regulated iGaming – After years of planning, six Atlantic City casinos launched regulated igaming sites last week after a quick soft launch. Though some banks would process gambling transactions, the launch was generally considered a success.
Is NJ Blackballing PokerStars? – NJ’s online poker market isn’t likely to include Full Tilt Poker anytime soon. The troubled poker sites has, seemingly, been blackballed from Garden State action.
Addicts Fuel Oregon Video Gambling – Video gambling in Oregon is a big success for the state, but it leaving a trail of devastated problem gamblers in its wake.
NJ iGaming Goes International – Jersey gaming regulators are looking at increasing liquidity by opening their sites to international players. A bill turning this idea into law is currently making its way through the NJ legislature.
Steve Wynn Talks Gaming – Casino magnate Steve Wynn isn’t completely sold on igaming, but he does think that American igaming bans bear a strong resemblance to the failed policies of the Prohiubition era.
Shel Adelson is Not Cool with iGaming – Shel Adelson does not like online gambling and will spend, “whatever it takes,” to shut it down. Shel’s got some pretty deep pockets, so it will be interesting to see what happens next.
DoubleDown Keeps Revenue Flowing – Purchasing the DoubleDown social casino for $500 million turned out to be a pretty good deal for International Gaming Technology.
FTP Remission Deadline Passes – Only 41,000 of the estimated 1.4 million US FTP players eligible for account remission have actually filed claims with the Garden City Group. That’s a major windfall for the Feds.
Nevada, Delaware Talk Interstate Compact – Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is eager to strike an interstate igaming deal with Delaware with the hopes of building business in both states. Delaware Governor Jack Markell is open to the idea, but wants to go it alone for the time being.